Aircraft by type

Convair Convair F-106A
 Delta Dart

DRAFT LISTING

27th October 1958


USAF

F-106A Delta Dart

570242

         
5th January 1959
also seen as 6th

USAF / ConvaiR
F-106A
Delta Dart
57-2511 Convair Aircraft Company,
Holloman Air Force Base
Crashed near Alamogordo, New Mexico civilian test pilot
Francis E. Parker
37
killed
It was thought that the ejection seat
mechanism did not operate
  Convair
8th April 1959
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-0229 Is this the loss listed for the 18th April 1959 ?        
18th April 1959
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart     Exploded in the air
near Indian Springs, NV,
during a test run preparatory
to the World Congress of Flight
Halvor "Hal" Ekeron
ejected
killed
Convair

Hal Ekeron
After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1951, Hal entered the Air Force, serving 2 1/2 years at Komaki AFB in Japan, then transferring to Edwards Air Force Base as a test pilot. He was selected as one of the original astronauts just before his death on April 18, 1959. His Convair F-106A
 jet fighter exploded in the air near Indian Springs, NV, during a test run preparatory to the World Congress of Flight. He was married and had three children. Hal is buried in Arlington National Cemetery near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Details and photo from Hal's widow.

May 12, 1959

This was disclosed today by Convair, which said
it has been awarded a $1500000 Air Force
contract for incorporation of the new ejection syst

em in its F-106 .

30th September 1959
USAF
F-106A 58-0762          
19th November 1960
USAF
F-106A 59-0073 438th FIS       Convair
9th January 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0770 71th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
14th February 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0120 529th FIS
George Air Force Base
x name?
killed
photo needed Convair
10th March 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2488
498th FIS
84th Fighter Group
Geiger Air Force Base
Crashed during test flight
 3 miles west of
Medical Lake on the
farmland of Lorne Von Lehe
Lieutenant David W. Jameson
killed
photo needed Convair
17th May 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0136
also seen
as 59-0139
456th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
7th June 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0045 27th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
09th June 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2474 539th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
28th July 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0029 319th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
13th August 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0796 94th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
14th August 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 56-0467 329th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
Thursday 14th September 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2484
498th FIS
84th Fighter Group
Geiger Air Force Base 
Crashed on second approach
near Geiger
having been
waved off during the
first approach due to
conflicting traffic on the runway
1st Lieutenant Russell C. Wood
28
ejected at low altitude
(700 ft) Parachute did
not have time to fully deploy
killed
photo needed Convair
22nd September 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0070 438th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
11th October 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0087 11th FIS Over North Dakota Win Deporter

bailed out
ejection ?

photo needed Convair
Thursday 21st December 1961 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2462
498th FIS
84th Fighter Group
Geiger Air Force Base
 
Crashed about 11 miles of Spirit Lake, Idaho Major Joseph F. Passantino
37
ejected
photo needed Convair
08th January 1962 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0771 71th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
19th November 1962 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0098 11th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
18th December 1962 
USAF
F-106A
B
59-0154 438th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
Wednesday

2nd January 1963

 


USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0107 329th FIS
George Air Force Base
Victorville, California
Training mission. Engine failure at high altitude.
Flew to coast off Malibu to avoid
populated area of Los Angeles below.
Major Keith D. Chrietzberg*
ejected
at 1000 feet into water off Malibu

Captain Keith D. Chrietzberg

had escaped from an F-89H

on 3rd July 1956

 

Convair
9th January 1963 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0761 71th FIS Selfridge AFB, MI name? photo needed Convair
9th January 1963 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0762 71th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
4th February 1963 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2479 498th FIS
Geiger Field AFB
Flamed out during approach.

Headed to open fields before ejecting

Captain William D. Neville
Missoula
ejected
photo needed Convair
          Crashed at the foot of Jump Off hill south of
Kennewick. Believed the pilot
flew away from populated
area of Trie-Cities before
attempting to eject
     
Tuesday 19th March 1963 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2489 456th FIS
Geiger Field AFB
  Captain William F. Tesmer
29
Cleveland, Ohio
killed
photo needed Convair
04th April 1963 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0114 48th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
12th April 1963
noon

USAF
Convair
F-106A Delta Dart
Delta Dart
57-0233 94th Fighter Inceptor Squadron
attached to--Selfridge, AFB
Over farmland, Belton, Michagan Captain Richard J. Montgomery
ejected
3,000 feet / 250 knots
Convair B- Seat
ejection seat
28th August 1963
13:10

USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0142 498th FIS
McChord AFB, Utah
Mid-air collision.
Crashed off Puget Sound,
WA during
a night ECM/ECCM
intercept training mission against an TB-57E
Capt. Roger C. Axlund
ejection observed
never found
photo needed Convair
          An air, surface and shoreline search failed to find any trace Wednesday of an Air Force flier whose F-106 supersonic fighter clipped an RB-57 medium bomber over the Pacific.      
3rd September 1963 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0117 498th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
3rd October 1963 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0013 5th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
08th October 1963 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0039 27th FIS
Loring AFB, ME
x Pilot attempted ejection.
Survived
photo needed Convair
19th December 1963 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0017 5th FIS
Minot Air Force Base
Crashed on a farm near Flasher, North Dakota name? photo needed Convair
3rd October 1963
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0013          
8th October 1963
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0039     Pilot
ejected
killed
   
19th December 1963
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0017          
27th January 1964 
USAF
F-106A
B
57-2534 4756ADW x name? photo needed Convair
29th January 1964
also seen as 28th

USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0113 48th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
1st March 1964 
USAF
F-106B 59-0156 11th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
9th March 1964 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0124 48th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
08th April 1964 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0050 308th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
05th May 1964 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2498 95th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
29th July 1964
also seen as 26th

USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2454 539th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
4th August 1964 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 56-0464 318th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
27th August 1964 
USAF
F-106A
B
57-2542 4756th ADW x name? photo needed Convair
26th October 1964
USAF
F-106 Delta Dart     Crashed near RCAF 4 Wing airfield, Baden, West Germany      
04th November 1964 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0794 94th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
7th December 1964 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2468 539th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
4th May 1965 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2471 539th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
14th June 1965 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 56-0456 498th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
7th September 1965 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0041 27th FIS Crashed on takeoff Pilot survived
no ejection
photo needed Convair
12th October 1965 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0111 329th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
30th November 1965 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0055 318th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
6th December 1965 
USAF
Convair JF-106A Delta Dart 57-0238 AFFTC, AFSC Crashed about 18 miles northwest of Edwards Flight Test Center. name? photo needed Convair
10th March 1966 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0769 71stFIS x name? photo needed Convair
17th March 1966 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 580789 Loring AFB ME Crashed at air base Pilot
ejected
   
30th March 1966 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2531 539th FIS
McGuire Air Force Base
Routine training flight. Crashed into a house belonging to the Renton family near Cupsaw Lake, Ringwood, New Jersey Major Robert C. Jessup
35
ejected landing near Mahwah
photo needed Convair
13th June 1966 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0798 94th FIS Crashed in Lake Huron 25 miles N-NE of the base  Maj William J. Vinopal
37
Mauston, Wisconsin
photo needed Convair
12th/13th October 1966
1:20a.m
 

USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0001 5th FIS
 Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
 Crashed and burned after entering the landing pattern 16 miles north west of the base Col. John H. Fowler, Jr.
killed
photo needed Convair
11th  April 1967
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0759          
19th May 1967
USAF
F-106
Delta Dart
  Wright Patterson Air Force Base Crashed in a farm field near Chillicotehe, Ohio Major George Williamson Goodwin III*
33
Fairborn
killed

*stationed at Minot Air Force Base, ND

photo needed Convair
3rd October 1967
USAF
F-106A
Delta Dart
59-0022 McChord Air Force Base Crashed near Raymond Major Richard S. Petersen
killed
  Convair
7th December 1967
USAF
F-106A
Delta Dart
57-2469 Castle Air Force Base Crashed on return to air base following engine failure, compressor shaft broke Maj Merle S Greshan
ejected
  Convair
11th June 1968
USAF
F-106A
Delta Dart
59-0118          
16th October 1968
USAF
F-106A
Delta Dart
57-2526          
10th March 1969
USAF
F-106A
Delta Dart
59-0014          
Tuesday 22nd April 1969
CHECK DATE

USAF
F-106A
Delta Dart
59-0148 318th FIS
McChord Air Force Base
Crashed south of Mount Rainier into Huckleberry Mountain 10 miles southwest of Eatonville (WA) near the Snoqualmie Forest  Major Clyde L. Falls Jr.
35
killed

25th Air Division

  Convair
Tuesday 22nd April 1969
USAF
F-106A
Delta Dart
57-2475          
24th April 1969
USAF
F-106A
Delta Dart
59-0121          
19th June 1969
USAF
F-106A
Delta Dart
57-2472          
2nd September 1969
USAF
F-106A
Delta Dart
58-0768   Crashed in Korea following fuel transfer problems. Flamed out.      
2nd February 1970
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0787 71st FIS, Malmstrom AFB Three aircraft on ACM training flight. Went into flat spin. After the pilot had ejected the aircraft stabilised and crash landed in a field in Montana with little damage. It was written off in a mishap on 15th August 1986 Captain Gary Foust
[Faust?]

ejected at 15,000 feet
  Convair
8th January 1970
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2500          
9th June 1970
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0036          
18th January 1971 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0765 48th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
9th February 1971 
USAF
F-106A
B
59-0162 84th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
29th March 1971 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2564
also seen as
57-2544
ADWC x name? photo needed Convair
30th September 1971 
USAF
F-106A
B
59-0163 ADWC x name? photo needed Convair
18th October 1971 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0131 84th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
7th November 1971


USAF

F-106A
Delta Dart
59-0125 84th FIS
Hamilton AFB, California
Mid-air collision with F-4 Phantom II near Nellis AFB, Nevada Maj. Clifford L. Lowrey
ejected
safely
   
3rd October 1972 
USAF
F-106A
B
57-2520 186th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
5th October 1972 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0088

87th FIS, K.I. Sawyer AFB Mich
Crashed near Houghten Mich Maj Bing Ankley
ejected safely
photo needed Convair
16th October 1972 
USAF
F-106A
B
57-2528 ADWC? x name? photo needed Convair
19th October 1972 
USAF
F-106A
B
57-2538 ADWC x name? photo needed Convair
26th November 1972 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0089
87th FIS, K.I. Sawyer AFB Mich
x name? photo needed Convair
14th December 1972 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2486 186th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
        Don't recall the side numbers or the details, but we had 3 successful ejections from from F106 A and B aircraft. 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, K.I. Sawyer AFB Mich. Somewhere between 1973 and 1974. More details: 12 Jun 1974, 59-160, F106B Maj. ? and Lt. Eric Johnson ejected safely. Airplane went into Lake Mich. near Marquette Mich. I believe this to be accurate. 59-088, F106A Crashed near Houghten Mich. Maj Bing Ankley ejected safely. 5 Oct 1972, 87th FIS        
20th February 1973 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0067 49th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
25th April 1973 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0084 49th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
15th May 1973 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0021 49th FIS

 

Was the crash near Holland Patent, New York???

 

 

Routine training flight. Took off from Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, Syracuse in rainstorm. Aircraft struck by lightning and exploded. Major General James L. Price*
52
killed

*In command of 21st Air Division
21st American Air Defence Command Region, Hancock Air Force Base near Syracuse

photo needed Convair
11th July 1973 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2491 186th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
09th October 1973 
USAF
F-106A
B
57-2527 ADWC x name? photo needed Convair
09th October 1973 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0112 48th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
11th December 1973 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0052 84th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
19th March 1974 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0028 49th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
8th May 1974
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-0237 5th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
12th June 1974 
USAF
F-106B 59-0160
87th FIS, K.I. Sawyer AFB Mich
Airplane went into Lake Mich. near Marquette Mich photo needed photo needed Convair
Maj. ?
ejected safely
Lt. Eric Johnson
ejected safely
Convair
16th September 1974 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0018 5th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
16th September 1974 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0030 5th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
11th October 1974
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0044
Echo Lima 08
New Jersey Air National Guard Mid-air collision with private Piper PA 24-250, N6876P over Pokomoke Sound, near Saxis, off the Virginia shore.
Pilot of private plane killed. The F-106 returned to the National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center at Atlantic
City, New Jersey
name? photo needed Convair
19th March 1975
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0028          
6th June 1975 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 56-0462 5th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
22nd August 1975 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0075 49th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
2nd December 1976 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0019 5th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
22nd January 1977 
USAF
F-106A
B
59-0157 48th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
7th February 1977 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0785 159th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
11th February 1977
USAF
F-106A
B
59-0157          
5th April 1977 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0781
12
159th FIS, FL ANG x name? photo needed Convair
9th June 1977
also seen as 1979
 

USAF
Convair
F-106A Delta Dart
Delta Dart
57-2460
05
186th FIS, MT ANG
NORAD regional headquarters, Great Falls
Enemy interception training mission for NORAD. Crashed in the Porcupine Hills in southern Alberta.
[near Lethbridge, Alberta?]
Lt. David Denning
killed
Convair
13th February 1978 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0009 ADWC x name? photo needed Convair
29th May 1978 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0144 318th FIS McChord AFB Crashed on take off into a pond. The pilot tried to fly to an open field east of the base but crashed near 112nd Apartments east of air base due to an incorrectly installed main engine bearing Capt. Bruce Miller

ejected safely

photo needed Convair
25th June 1978 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0054 318th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
25th July 1978 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart     x name? photo needed Convair
27th October 1978
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0078          
00th November 1978
CHECK THIS LOSS

USAF
F-106A Delta Dart   49th FIS IS THIS THE LOSS FOR THE 27th October name? photo needed Convair
18th July 1979
10:37

USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0777 194th FIS, CA ANG     photo needed Convair
18th July 1979 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0101
87th FIS, K.I. Sawyer AFB Mich
Crashed near L'Anse in the Ottawa National Forest Mark Thompson
ejected safely
photo needed Convair
3rd September 1979 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2458
03
186th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
00th March 1980 
USAF
F-106   ADWC? x name? photo needed Convair
24th June 1980 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0004 318th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
29th August 1980
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0776     Pilot
ejected
  Convair
2nd September 1980 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0776 318th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
27th October 1980
also seen as 27th November 1980

USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0103 ADWC x name? photo needed Convair
28th May 1981 
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-0231
87th FIS, K.I. Sawyer AFB Mich?
x name? photo needed Convair
Thursday 4th June 1981
1:30 a.m.

USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0071
KH 05
49th FIS

GRIFFISS Air Force Base

Night time training mission.

Crashed 14 miles northwest of air base

Capt. John Kane
ejected at approx 4,000 feet
came down near Annsville
photo needed Convair
Tuesday 2nd April 1985 
USAF
F-106 57-2521
01
101st th FIS
ANG
 Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod.
On Training night mission.

Mid air with 57-2455.

Crashed about a half

mile from Route

28 north of Wolfeboro

Col. John
Anderson

ejected uninjured
photo needed Convair
Tuesday 2nd April 1985 
USAF
F-106B
 
57-2455 101st th FIS
ANG
 Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod.
On Training night mission.

Mid air.
Landed safely at

Pease Air Force Base,

 about 50 miles

southeast of the crash site

Pilot OK photo needed Convair
10th July 1981
also seen as 9th

USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0778 325FWW? x name? photo needed Convair
6th June 1983
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-2473          
24th October 1984
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 590143          
15th August 1986
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0787   Had previously crashed and was repaired 2nd February 1970      
3rd October 1986
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 58-0784          
16th December 1986 
USAF
F-106B 57-2515 49th FIS x name? photo needed Convair
6th July 1990
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0059          
24th July 1991
USAF
F-106B 59-0152          
19th February 1992 
USAF
QF-106A Delta Dart 59-0109/AD148 475th WEG x name? photo needed Convair
5th March 1992
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0015          
12th June 1992
USAF
F-106A Delta Dart 57-0232          
30th March 1993 
USAF
QF-106A Delta Dart 59-0136
AD178
475th WEG x name? photo needed Convair
08th February 1994 
USAF
QF-106A Delta Dart 59-0025 475th WEG x     Convair
8th March 1994 
USAF
QF-106A Delta Dart 59-0133 475th WEG x     Convair
6th May 1994
USAF
F-106A 57-2463          
2nd August 1994
USAF
F-106A 57-2495          
26th August 1994
USAF
F-106A 58-0767          
27th September
USAF
F-106A 59-0044          
1st December 1994
USAF
F-106A 59-0027          
27th January 1995
USAF
F-106A 56-0453   Crashed at White Sands      
11th April 1995
USAF
F-106A 59-0138          
25th April 1995
USAF
F-106A 57-0244          
10th July 1995
USAF
F-106B 58-0900          
30th April 1996
USAF
F-106A 59-0128          
5th November 1996 
USAF
QF-106A Delta Dart 59-0048
AF217
475th WEG x name? photo needed Convair
13th November 1996
USAF
F-106A 59-0126          
21st February 1997 
USAF
QF-106B 57-2517
AD256
475th WEG x name? photo needed Convair
DATE NEEDED
April ??

 
F-106B 57-2543          
                 
  NEED TO IDENTIFY DRONE LOSSES IN THIS LISTING
CHECK THIS http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=7ae_1239910963
NOTES
 

The ejection seat fitted to early Convair F-106A
s was a Weber-built variation of the seat used by the F-102. It was an open, catapult-only seat which used an explosive charge to throw it out of the aircraft. It was thought that this seat would be inadequate for ejections at supersonic speeds, and it was replaced by a Convair-designed "B"-seat. It is not sure what the letter B stood for, but pilots believed that it was so named because it resembled a bobsled. It was designed with supersonic ejection specifically in mind. It was demonstrated in 15 sled tests and 11 flight tests. The first live test ejection with e Convair-designed seat took place when Technical Sergeant Games Howell ejected safely from an Convair F-106A
B piloted by Major James Hendrix on Junee 6, 1961.

The ejection sequence with the Convar B-type seat was quite complicated. The pilot initiated the sequence by pulling a D-ring, which jettisoned the canopy, retracted and locked the shoulder harness, retracted the occupant's feet, and raised the foot pans, seat pan and leg guards. While all this was happening, the pilot had to pull the D-ring a second time to disconnect the seat actuator and fire the vertical thruster which propelled the seat up on its rail. The rotational thrusters then fired, causing the seat to rotate into a horizontal position on top of the aircraft. Once there, gas-operated stabilization booms extended, attachment bolts fired, and the rocket motor ignited to propel the seat away from the aircraft.

The new Convair-designed ejector seat was not very popular with Convair F-106A pilots, and there were some unsuccessful ejections that resulted in pilot fatalities. Frustrated with e complexity and unreliability of the Convair B-seat, the contracted in 1965 with e Weber Aircraft Corporation for the design of a "zero-zero" seat for the Convair F-106A
. It was recognized that high-altitude supersonic ejections were actually quite rare, and that the high-runner cases were more likely to be ejections at relatively low altitudes and low speeds. Weber delivered the first seat in only 45 days. The new Weber seat was quite effective, and was quickly retrofitted through the entire Convair F-106A
 fleet.